Looking for information on the above. It appears that Martha A Raley, a widow from Lawrence Co AL, married a William S Wilson in Pontotoc Co Ms in 1855. Info taken from MS Marriages Record.
In 1860 this family was in Chesterville, Pontotoc Co Ms with the following childre shown:
HH#1399 Wm S. Wilson born ca 1824 in TN. He was a clergyman. Martha A "born ca 1822 in AL Ellenborn 1849 in MS Mary A. Raily born 1841 AL (Surname spelling per census)
In 1870 they were still in Chesterville in #204: Wm S. Wilson age 45, born TN Martha Wilson age 47 born AL Nancy E. age 19 born MS (is this Nancy "Ellen?"
This family moved to Dallas Co TX by 1880. Still in Dallas Co TX for the 1900 census.
Found a W. Raley family in Lawrence Co AL in 1850: W. Raleyage 46 (1804) SC Martha A. age 27 (1823) Al Sarah E.age 18 (1832) AL (did she m. Josiah Stovall? John F.age 15(1835) AL Mary A.age8(1842) AL
Are these all the same family? If so, some of these children must have been from a W. Raley earlier marriage as the ages for some can't possibly be right to be Martha A's children. Is this W. Raley the one who died by 1850's leaving Martha A., widowed? The only family trees that Ifind for a William Raley born ca 1804 SC shows him married to a Mary "Polly" Owen. Did she die and then Martha married William? If so, when & where? What was her maiden name?